Unfortunately, everyone knows someone (most of the time, more than just one person) that is currently being affected, or has been affected by cancer in their life.
Me personally? There have been numerous family members, friends, family friends, etc. that have been directly affected. I think this is something everyone can agree on, CANCER SUCKS. That's why when I got the chance to work with a company such as Foundation Medicine a while back, I simply couldn't resist.
In November 2017, "federal regulators approved a diagnostic test by Foundation called FoundationOne CDx that can detect all four classes of alterations in 324 cancer-related genes that cause solid tumors."
Foundation Medicine has truly been changing the game and with this recent announcement, I cannot wait to see what they have in store. Looking forward to watch these two team UP to take DOWN cancer.
The giant Swiss drug maker Roche is ponying up $2.4 billion for the rest of Cambridge-based Foundation Medicine, a cancer-focused gene-sequencing company that recently won approval for a diagnostic test aimed at personalizing cancer care.